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Playing Easy to Get

(B.A.D. Agency #1.5)

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New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon and rising stars Jaid Black and Kresley Cole unlock the pleasures and perils of embracing the boldest and most powerful of lovers -- 100% alpha males -- in three sensually erotic tales. Discover the physical rapture of his muscular arms.... Become a prisoner of passion, swept away by an encounter with his primal side.... A ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 7th 2006 by Gallery Books
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Maya
This review is only for The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole. I thought I'd enjoy the other two stories but with my limited book time, I really want to read books that suck me into them withing the first ten or so pages.

I trully enjoyed this story. There was so much action and I adored Nikolai for his patience and his love for his bride. Now, as far as the bride goes, she was really crazy. There were moments in her POV where I thought that she's literally crazy, since the decisions and cho
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
This book excels because of The Warlord Wants Forever, the first Immortals After Dark story by Kresley Cole. I actually read this one second because I read A Hunger Like No Other first. I remember reading A Hunger and being like, "Who are Myst and Nikolai?" When I realized that there was a prequel short story, I was on the hunt to get it. Finally I found it at a Half Price Books in San Antonio. I bought it and read it when I was in Denver for training. I actually read it about 2 and 1/2 times. I ...more
Alp
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
There are 3 short stories in this book.

1. Turn Up The Heat by Sherrilyn Kenyon : 5 Stars

Loved it! I loved this kick-ass heroine! I just wish it were a bit longer than it is.


2. Hunter's Oath by Jaid Black : 3 Stars

Well, this was a little weird story. But somehow the hero managed to grow on me! He's a romantic guy and a devoted husband...Man of my dreams! There always be a place in my heart for you, my hunky Viking!


3. The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole : 3 Stars

Please check out my review he
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
I only read the Kresley Cole story.

Baby said so I did.

I'm giving it 3 Stars. Great world building and I like Cole's writing style but it didn't dazzle me.

Evidently, the lure of the IAD are the immortal dudes. I do like a big un and Wroth is big... everywhere.

I'm not mad about this, but otherwise he was kind of white bread.

I was thoroughly enjoying Myst initially especially when she blooded him then left him hanging. Literally.

FOR 5 YEARS!!!!!

"I need to fuck you so bad I'm sick with it.


I bet he
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Mar 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
My ratings for the three separate stories are:
☆☆☆ for Turn Up the Heat by Sherrilyn Kenyon
☆☆☆☆ for Hunter's Oath by Jaid Black
☆☆☆☆☆ for The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole

I bought this book specifically for the Cole story, as it is technically #1 in the series and I've already read #2 & 3 - and god it was good! Very hot and steamy, and very well written, it's obvious she wrote it at the same time as book #2 because at the end there they overlap.

Hunter's Oath was really good too, and sweet
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Quinn
Jan 21, 2011 rated it liked it
I imagine that most readers, like me, pick up Playing Easy to Get for the purpose of reading The Warlord Wants Forever - the first story in Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series.

Well, do yourself a favour, and skip straight to that story, because the first two in this anthology, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Turn up the Heat and Jaid Black’s Hunter’s Oath, probably aren’t worth your time – at least that was the case for me.


Turn up the Heat - Sherrilyn Kenyon
1.5 stars

Thankfully, I’ve read Sherrilyn Ken
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Gary
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't normally read short stories as I normally feel there isn't enough pages to get into but I did this one
Hannah
I read this mainly for "The Warlord Wants Forever." I just finished A Hunger Like No Other, and I decided I wanted to know more about what Myst and Nikolai Wroth were up to while Emmaline and Lachlain were having their adventures. I decided that I might as well read the other stories too, while I had the anthology. That turned out to be a mistake.

Note that I gave the whole anthology a 3-star rating because I just didn't know how else to compromise between my very disparate ratings of the three
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Mahlet
Apr 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, pnr, series
I based my rating on The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole (5 stars) and Hunter’s Oath by Jaid Black (3 stars). I skipped Sherrilyn Kenyon’s story, Turn Up The Heat, based on friends’ comments here.

The Warlord Wants Forever is a short story that introduces readers to the immensely popular Immortals After Dark Series. If you actually started out the series with book one, “A Hunger Like No Other”, then you’ve already met the h/h of this story: valkyrie Myst the Coveted, and turned vampire and
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LibraryLass
Feb 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Yee-ha! Off on another series adventure. I only read Kresley Coles' "The warlord wants forever" cos I wanted to start her series. Loved it. Took me a little time to get into the 'other world' as I am not used to reading fantastical fiction. But once in I was hooked. Can't wait to get to the official first in the series "A hunger like no other."

I thought the romance between Nikolae and Myst was yummy. Just the right mix of friction and romance. The sex was hot (about my limit - but oh so good). I
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Mojca
I expected a little more from this anthology since the blurbs promised a bang that the stories just didn't deliver.
Sherrilyn Kenyon's contribution was typical SK. A goody-two-shoes heroine with no life whatsoever that needs just the right guy to unleash the temptress that's lurking just beneath her holier-than-thou facade. A tall, dark, and dangerous hero with a shady past and a murderous "family" bossman on his tight ass, that just happens to have a penchant for the Dairy Maid thing the heroin
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Ladiibbug
Jul 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
Romance Anthol.

"Turn Up The Heat" (non-PNR) - Sherrilyn Kenyon

One more fun, exciting adventure featuring the men & women of B.A.D. (Bureau of American Defense (think off-the-books CIA-like).

I LOVE her BAD series - many are stories in anthol's. - and wish she'd write another full-length BAD book.

"Hunter's Oath" (PNR) - Jaid Black

Cool, I stumbled over a 2nd JB anthol. story featuring the hidden underground world of the Vikings! Must check out this author.

"The Warlord Wants Forever" (PNR) - Kresl
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Fangirl Musings
Aug 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone! Sherri's an excellent author - read it!
Recommended to Fangirl Musings by: Auto buy author
Okay, so technically I've not 'actually' finished reading this book - I just read the first story, Turn Up The Heat by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Which was AWESOME!

I adored the story, and just plain loved the chemistry between Vince and Allison! The conclusion of the story was so heartfelt, beautiful, and euphoric that I fell in love with this short story! I felt the characters to be very real and believable, and the plot was just plain fun!
Emily May
Apr 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr, paranormal-uf, 2011


Plot: 3 star
Characters: 4 stars
Writing: 3 stars
Sexiness: 4 stars


Overall: 3.5 stars
Irene Kiew
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
I got this book because I recently read book #1 of Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole ("A Hunger Like No Other") and I discovered that this book has the prequel to the series. Since I know that IAD is a PNR series, I expected all the stories in this collection to be paranormal, more so because I know Sherrilyn Kenyon is known for another famous PNR series, the Dark-Hunters. But! Kenyon's story wasn't paranormal!

It was contemporary -- but what is worse is, it was campy and silly and utterly la
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Jane Stewart
First two stories great, the third ok.

5 stars for HUNTER’S OATH by Jaid Black.

STORY BRIEF:
Sophia attended her brother’s funeral in Alaska. She takes a taxi to the airport, but the driver locks her inside and instead drives her to a cabin in a remote area of Alaska. Two tall, weird mountain men pay money to the taxi driver and take Sophia to an underground society of Viking people. There is a shortage of women, so they kidnap women from above and sell them on the auction block to be wives to the
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Janet Robel
Jun 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Three authors each with a spicy story to tell. I enjoyed all three. They were very creative. If you like these then you will love their novels.
Sarah
Jul 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Playing Easy To Get is an erotic romance anthology that I wanted to read for the story by Kresley Cole which is part of her Immortals After Dark series. I've heard a lot of good things about Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series for so was also looking forward to trying her B.A.D series. I've not read anything by Jaid Black before either so this was a good way to try a couple of new to me authors. Overall I'd say this book is worth reading for the stories by Kresley Cole and Sherrilyn Kenyon but ...more
Eastofoz
Apr 06, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, anthology
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♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
How am I meant to rate a book that has three stories in it that I would all rate differently.
I purchased this book solely for the Kresey Kole Novel "the warlord wants forever" but decided it was worth reading the other two stories included.


The first story in the book was just plain ridiculous and unfortunately very far fetched. I understand that in a short story the plot has to move fast but honestly this was just stupid. This lady lands on a 'fantasy' island then within a couple of hours has

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j.elaine
Jan 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
These are three of my favorite authors, and I really enjoyed all three stories. This book includes “Turn up the Heat: B.A.D. #5″ by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It feels like this was one of Sherrilyn’s earlier writings, not quite as high a level of writing skills as her other works, however I enjoyed the story of a man hiding out from the mafia and a women who wins a free fantasy vacation. Jaid Black’s story “Hunter’s Oath: Vikings Underground #3 was a series I read and loved on from a long time ago and t ...more
Kathrynn
"The Warlord Wants Forever" by Kresley Cole starts her Immortals After Dark Series and was my favorite in this book. Series order is:
1. This one
2. A Hunger Like No Other
3. No Rest for the Wicked
4. Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
5. Dark Needs at Nights Edge (releases May 2008)
6. Dark Desires After Dusk (releases June 2008)

"Hunters Oath" by Jaid Black is her Warlords of the Viking Underground Series,#3 and was very...different. Series order is:
1. Beseiged in "The Hunted,"
2. Hunter's Right in "T
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Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
Oct 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010
Since this was an anthology I can't really review one book entirely. But What I do remember from reading all of them, is that they all hooked me into each of these series and though I haven't started Vikings Underground yet, the story captivated me, it was an intriguing new style of a story, With Time Travel, Dominant men, strong women, and in the end love and compassion. B.A.D. I love Sherrilyn Kenyon before I ever read this book so I knew I would probably like it and though it's not really in ...more
Helen
Nov 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book because it has the beginning of Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series as one of the three stories. The first story in the book, by Sherrilyn Kenyon, is a good basic romance, with no immortals involved. The second story, by Jaid Black, is a story of a race of Vikings who live beneath the earth, with bride-hunters who go above ground to steal eligible women to bring below and marry the Vikings and provide them with children. This one was interesting, with the Vikings seemin ...more
Jennifer
The second story, Hunter's Oath by Jaid Black was okay, but both the characters and the plot were underdeveloped. I know its a short story, but come on!! Build a little! The Sherrilyn Kenyon story, Turn up the Heat, sucked quite frankly. I think that I really just don't like her writing style. It's stilted and juvenile. The Kresley Cole story, The Warlord Wants Forever, is by far the class of the book. Its the begining of her Immortals After Dark series, which is one of my favorites of the paran ...more
Laura
Feb 05, 2015 added it
I swear I've read this, and I can't find anything to show for it! How frustrating!
I even remember the Jaid Black story. This is why I write reviews, it's so I can remember later on what I liked/disliked about a story, and I'm so mad at myself I didn't write one for this.

argh!

FWIW, I loved The Warlord Wants Forever, and didn't care for the other 2 stories.
Riverina Romantics
Jul 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: hard-copy, paranormal
Absolutely loved the Kresley Cole - Immortals After Dark story in this book, wasnt overly fussed on the other 2 stories.
Exina
Apr 15, 2016 added it
I've read only The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole from this anthology, so no rating here.
My review here.
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S. Rutherford
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
-- The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole --
-- Completed 12/13/2013 --
Before I begin, if you're looking for the cover shown on Kresley Cole's website (you know, the one with the grayed out hunk and the shiny green title?), know that if you're getting this story in paperback, it WON'T have that cover. It took me a lot of researching to discover that A Warlord Wants Forever is a novella, NOT a full blown novel. So unless you have an E-Reader and you're getting the electronic version of this sto
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Nat
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: digital-copy
Raunchy .... I love it. Lol.
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